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Vol XVIII, No. 2   |  June 17, 2011  |  News for the Cal Family Online Since 1994

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Cal Baseball to College World Series

In magical season, Cal baseball headed to College World Series
The California Golden Bears (37-21) are heading to the College World Series for the first time since 1992 after sweeping Dallas Baptist in the Santa Clara NCAA Super Regional. As the team prepares to head to Omaha and face top-seeded Virginia on Sunday (June 19), the coach and his players find the right words to describe a magical season.

On the Same Page maps Cal’s linguistic diversity
With a welcome video and an experiment mapping the voices of this year’s incoming class, the On the Same Page program of the College of Letters and Science is highlighting the linguistic diversity of UC Berkeley.

Summer Reading List for freshmen focuses on social media
Each year, UC Berkeley’s incoming freshmen receive a summer reading list, a series of books on a theme that can be tackled before arriving on campus. This year’s topic is social media — where it came from, where it’s going, and where it’s taking us.

Gruber Cosmology Prize honors “dark matter” astronomers
UC Berkeley astronomer Marc Davis will share with three other astronomers the 2011 Cosmology Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. The astronomers were honored for computer simulations that convinced the world of the existence of “dark matter.”

Cal-Adapt Web site makes climate change science available to all
Extensive climate change research being conducted at California universities and research centers is now openly available through a public website,, developed at UC Berkeley and sponsored by the California Energy Commission and the California Natural Resources Agency.

Bosch grants $10 million for energy research
UC Berkeley will be one of five leading universities to launch Bosch Group’s new $10 million energy initiative, designed to promote research and education in the United States.

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